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June 17, 2005

It’s that time again

So you’ve had a miserable week. The crumbling insurgency killed another six U.S. troops yesterday, which makes a total of more than 1,700 dead and 12,000 wounded. Even the mainstream media have started to notice the Downing Street memo, along with all the other evidence that you’d decided to take out Saddam way before you went to the U.N.—and were thinking of invading as early as 1999. On Thursday there was even some kind of “hearing” about the memo—and although Scott says they’re “trying to rehash old debates that have already been addressed,” you don’t recall anyone mentioning impeachment before. The real enemy is scoring points all over the place—they’re even printing up t-shirts. Goddammit, even some “Republicans” are breaking ranks—whining Walter from North Carolina wants to set a date for withdrawing the troops (2010?), while that Florida turncoat Martinez has the nerve to criticize how you’re running Club Guantanamo. And the poll numbers are in the toilet—at this rate they’ll soon be calling it a failing presidency.

Time to announce the arrest of another “key Al Qaeda leader:”

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. military said Thursday that a key leader of Iraq’s insurgency had been arrested in Mosul. Mohammed Khalaf, also known as Abu Talha, was said to have directed operations for the extremist group Al-Qaida in Iraq, headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
“Talha was one of al-Zarqawi’s most trusted operation agents in Iraq,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Don Alston. “This is a major defeat for al-Qaida terrorist organization in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi’s leader in Mosul is out of business.”

And don’t let nobody tell you this was just another of Al Qaeda’s number threes. This one was definitely a number two—or at least one of them.

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